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  • Illinois power plant at center of Midwest rate fights

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – High electric bills and environmental skepticism in towns across the Midwest are causing customers to wonder if they’ve been duped as ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Taxi driver found shot dead in Maywood

    MAYWOOD – Police in Maywood say a taxi driver was found shot to death behind the wheel of his cab.M ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Joliet man killed after being struck by train

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP - A Joliet man was killed Saturday afternoon after he was struck by a freight train.
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Creators of Abraham Lincoln museum to mark 10th anniversary

    SPRINGFIELD – Some of the people who helped make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a reality are returning to help celebrate its 10t ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Schiller Park, Rockford women among immigrants accused of aiding ISIS

    CHICAGO – Six Bosnian immigrants accused of sending money and military equipment to extremist groups in Syria used Facebook, PayPal and other readily ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Kankakee, mocked by Letterman in '99, plots cold revenge

    KANKAKEE – High school students in a city that David Letterman lampooned as an awful place to live are plotting some tongue-in-cheek revenge, more tha ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 6:28 pm
  • Deadline approaches for Get Covered Illinois signup

    CHICAGO – Get Covered Illinois is urging Illinois residents to enroll for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Illinois bill would allow gun owners to use silencers

    SPRINGFIELD – Hunters and other gun owners would be allowed to use silencers under a bill filed in the Illinois legislature.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Illinois Tollway posts buying plan online for work contracts

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tollway has posted its 2015 buying plan online for vendors to see what equipment and services will be purchased during the ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Schock plays fine in Peoria despite controversies

    PEORIA – U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's lavish office decorations patterned after "Downton Abbey" don't play nearly as badly in Peoria as in Washington, D.C ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Audit: Illinois keeps making health care payments for dead

    SPRINGFIELD – A new report finds Illinois has continued making health care payments for people who died, despite officials saying last year that the p ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Central Illinois fire chief hit, killed by fire engine

    MEDORA – A rural Illinois fire chief was killed while responding to a call when a fire engine hit him as it backed up, officials said.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Palatine measles cases put spotlight on day care centers

    CHICAGO – Measles infections in five babies at a Palatine day care center reveal a potential weak link in public-health efforts to contain the disease ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Chicago Blue Line train to O'Hare Airport receives $120M federal funding boost

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority will be getting $120 million in federal funds to help finance the overhaul of a train line leading to O'Hare I ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Central Illinois fire chief hit, killed by Medora fire engine

    MEDORA, Ill. (AP) — A rural Illinois fire chief was killed while responding to a call when a fire engine hit him as it backed up, officials said.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 9:50 am
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